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Monday, November 01, 2004

Election eve 2004 thoughts

I'm too tired and my body is aching and feeling feverish like the flu is coming on to be making any kind of rational predictions. Hell, the whole thing is beyond rational.

According to the EVP 2004 today:

We have another bumper crop of polls today, 50 in all. Since Sept. 1, the total number of polls in the Polling data file is 937. Toss in another 252 polls from May 24 to Aug. 31 and we have the most studied election in the history of the world. And what's the conclusion? Nobody knows.

Yeah. So, I'll just say this. As far as national elections go, I live in Illinois where Kerry will get both the popular vote and the electoral vote. And, Obama has it locked for the Illinois senate seat.

Therefore, I'm going to take this opportunity to vote Libertarian for the office of president and senate. The reason? Illinois election laws are so slanted in favor of the two major parties. I can't remember what the exact numbers are right now, but suffice it to say, any candidate whose party didn't have a certain percentage of votes in the prior election has to get something like 7 times as many petition signatures in half the time as a candidate from a major party. I have no idea if what I said makes any sense or is exactly accurate, but it should be pretty close. That's my reason for voting Libertarian tomorrow.

Going sleep. See you on the flip side.

Posted by Marie at November 1, 2004 11:51 PM